“Love, Actually” “Kunstlerhaus Bethanien” an international cultural center text and images by Chiara Sabatini

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I just came back from Berlin where I saw many interesting things! I discovered “Kunstlerhaus Bethanien” an international cultural center dedicated to contemporary visual arts where I saw a beautiful expo called “Love, Actually” by 7 outstanding women.

The Love depicted by these works from the MOMENTUM Collection ranges from the literal acts of love and sex in Tracey Moffatt’s climactic video “Other”, to the accoutrements of love, as Nezaket Ekici (un)dresses herself in her video performance “Veiling and Revealing”; from the meat love of Sarah Lüdemann’s “Schnitzelporno”, to animal love in Mariana Vassileva’s “Morning Mood”, and love of animals in Janet Laurence’s “Grace”; from the love of childhood innocence in Gülsün Karamustafa’s “Personal Time Quartet”, to the frigidly self-tormenting love of Mariana ****’s video performance “Burn My Love Burn”. The works from the MOMENTUM Collection, is  a small part of The Pleasure Of Love: Belgrade’s 56th October Salon, to Berlin.

“The pleasure of love lasts only a moment, while, the grief of love lasts a whole life through”

                                                                                  (Jean Pierre Claris de Florian 18th century)

The pleasure of love, focused on emotion, on both the pleasure and pain which together constitute love, so too are the works in Love, Actually…tied together by the common thread of love, in its many forms.


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Kunstquartier Bethanien,
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin



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